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VP of Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory

Company: Reser's Fine Foods
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

General SummaryProvide strategic leadership, direction, and guidance on Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Food Safety programs and systems.Principle Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides regulatory, quality, and food safety guidance across the Company.Ensures the team stays informed of Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory related trends, regulations, and legislation, maintaining expertise on all food safety and quality related subjects.Ensures the company maintains policies and programs to support compliance with all regulatory requirements, positioning the company as an industry leader in Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory.Drives continuous improvement in the areas of Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory by setting goals and identifying key performance indicators in this area of the business.Works directly with Operations management and in conjunction with R&D, Purchasing, Logistics, and other departments to provide guidance and assure implementation and adherence to programs.Develops benchmarking and metrics for Company Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory performance through interaction with industry peers.Establishes performance expectations for microbiological performance, foreign material control, regulatory compliance, and HACCP programs.Oversees the creation and enforcement of robust testing programs on food products to ensure compliance with regulations, and the advancement of product safety for our consumers.Provides oversight to teams in developing product consistency throughout product cycle to provide quality foods to consumers.May interact with key customers to ensure quality systems are in place to fully meet their needs.Develops and maintains working relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies, working as a reputable senior liaison in regard to Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory matters.Coordinates mock recalls for all manufacturing locations, warehouse, and distribution centers.Oversees maintenance and upgrades of HACCP procedures and observes and enforces overall food safety and GMP's.Ensures programs and processes are in place for the investigation and reporting of quality issues and implementation of internal audit control processes.Provides leadership and direction including hiring, performance management, development, mentorship, and termination decisions for members of the of Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory team.Job Specifications15+ years of food manufacturing industry experience.5+ years of prior experience at an Executive or Director level role leading teamsBachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or related field is required.Specific knowledge and direct experience in adherence with USDA, FDA manufacturing required.Knowledge of current Food Safety and QA audit trends and programs.Strong PC skills and proficient in Microsoft Office productsMust have excellent written and verbal communication skills.Proven ability to influence stakeholders and build relationships at all levels of the organization and effectively interact with customers, consumers and regulatory officials.Excellent organizational skills and the ability to proactively plan large bodies of work ensuring milestones are met or adjusted and communicated as needed.Effective people management skills.Working ConditionsOffice environment.Prolonged periods of sitting. Standing at desk working on computer as needed.Repetitive hand, wrist, and finger activities to conduct work on computer and phones.Regular and consistent attendance and punctuality required to support the scope and nature of business needs.Flexible schedule may be required based on business needs.Travel up to 30% of the time.

Keywords: Reser's Fine Foods, Beaverton , VP of Food Safety Quality Assurance & Regulatory, Executive , Beaverton, Oregon

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